The May 1966 riots in the north were inevitable & couldn't ve' stopped by the Northern leadership. The riots were a spontaneous reaction by the Northern People to a catalogue of PANIFUL &P PROVOCATIVE actions by the South, especially The Igbo. There were the JEERS $ TAUNTS...
On NORTHERNERS by the SOUTHERNERS, especially the IGBOS in the North. They teased their Northern host by telling them to their face, that, "YOUR FATHER IS DEAD; WE ARE NOW YOUR NEW FATHERS". They openly showed IMMENSE HAPPINESS at the MURDER of the PREMIER & the PRIME MINISTER..
To add insult to injury, the IGBOS resident in the North, misconstruing the calmness and non-violent reaction from the north to mean fear and cowardice, started circulating INSULTING and highly PROVOCATIVE pictures of late Sardauna in a Drum Magazine owned by their people...
That was what fueled & Ignited the the Northern riots or "Arabia", which for all intents and purposes, underlined the true inherent Igbo callousness and their lack of inherent diplomatic approach to issues of high sensitivity.
The particular offensive picture showed in death..
Sir Ahmadu Bello, TRANSPOSED, FLOATING in space, being interviewed and 'confessing' his sins of mixing Politics with religion and playing the role of prophet cum ceasar. The June 1966 Of Drum Magazine was widely distributed and greatly insulted the feelings of Northerners.
Northerners were truly incensed and pushed to the end of their self restraint.

Excerpts From The Victors And Vanquished Of the Nigerian Civil War By Usman Faruk, CON

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Nura Bello

Nura Bello Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!